How to remove StartFenster.com
What is StartFenster.com?
StartFenster.com is a browser hijacker that looks like a regular search engine. However, once it takes over your browsers it will not take you long to realize that it is not a reliable search tool. StartFenster.com works on all popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once it gets into the system, the hijacker modifies your preferred settings by replacing your home page and default search provider. It may also cause redirects and display commercial content on all pages that you visit. We recommend that you get rid of StartFenster.com as soon as you can.
How does StartFenster.com work?
StartFenster.com is similar to other programs of this type like Sweet-Page, iStartsurf, Websearches and others. Its main objective is to generate web traffic and thus make profit for its developers. Unfortunately, that means that you will not be able to surf the Web without constant interruptions. First of all, the hijacker will switch your home page and default search engine to StartFenster.com. The site itself may not look too suspicious, however, if you try using the so-called engine provided on it, you will get redirected to search.yahoo.com. This beats the purpose of the supposed search provider, since you can use Yahoo Search without its interference.
In addition to the settings alterations you will also be bothered by redirects, pop-ups, banners, sponsored links and so on. The commercial data will follow you no matter which site you open. It is also important to note that the hijacker may track your cookies in order to make the ads look more appealing. You have to keep in mind, however, that not all advertisements can be trusted. Some of the ads that you will see in your browsers may turn out to be fake. Clicking on them could lead to malware infection. Make sure that does not happen, terminate StartFenster.com right away.
How to remove StartFenster.com?
There are two options you can choose from when it comes to StartFenster.com removal. You can eliminate StartFenster.com manually or automatically. If you go with manual removal, you will have to uninstall the hijacker’s related program from your system and then reset your browsers. Instructions below explain how to complete these tasks. If, however, you want to eliminate StartFenster.com automatically, you will have to download a malware removal tool. The utility will clean your computer completely and you will be able to not only terminate StartFenster.com, but also make sure that similar infections do not get access to your PC again.
1) Uninstall StartFenster.com related program
- Press Win+C and click Settings or click on Start
- Move to Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program (Add and remove programs)
- Delete the unwanted application
2) Eliminate StartFenster.com from browsers
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset
- Tick Delete personal settings and click Reset
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox
- Choose Refresh Firefox and click Finish
Remove from Google Chrome
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings
- Click on Reset settings and select Reset
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